Country: Dominican Republic

Number of People Groups

15

People Groups Unreached

1 (6.7%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

10,687,000

Population in Unreached

1,700 (0.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

93.8%

% Evangelical

10.84%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

2.8%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Afro-Dominican 987,000 987,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 8.97 % -
 Americans, U.S. 36,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 77.00 % 28.90 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 3,600 8,993,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 British 1,300 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chinese, general 49,000 15,621,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 15.00 % 7.00 % -
 Deaf 80,000 46,968,000 Dominican Sign Language Christianity 94.35 % -
Dominican White 1,690,000 1,690,000 Spanish Christianity 95.00 % 10.74 % -
 Dominican, mixed 7,223,000 8,836,000 Spanish Christianity 94.00 % 10.74 % -
 French 2,100 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 German 800 66,128,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Haitian 563,000 12,858,000 Haitian Creole Christianity 95.00 % 16.00 % -
 Jamaicans 32,000 3,848,000 Jamaican Creole English Christianity 82.00 % 28.00 % -
 Japanese 1,700 124,370,000 Japanese Buddhism 1.50 % 0.50 % 1
 Spaniard 5,900 28,972,000 Spanish Christianity 79.00 % 1.00 % -
 West Indian Mulatto 10,000 10,000 English Christianity 90.00 % 1.00 % -
  Totals:  15 10,687,000         1 93.79 % 10.84 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 52,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 10,739,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Azua 237,000
Bahoruco 108,000
Barahona 207,000
Dajabón 71,000
Distrito Nacional 1,070,000
Duarte 321,000
El Seybo 98,000
Espaillat 257,000
Hato Mayor 94,000
Independencia 59,000
La Altagracia 303,000
La Estrelleta 94,000
La Romana 272,000
La Vega 437,000
María Trinidad Sánchez 156,000
Monseñor Nouel 183,000
Monte Cristi 122,000
Monte Plata 206,000
Pedernales 35,000
Peravia 204,000
Puerto Plata 357,000
Salcedo 135,000
Samaná 112,000
San Cristóbal 632,000
San José de Ocoa 67,000
San Juan 257,000
San Pedro de Macorís 321,000
Sánchez Ramírez 167,000
Santiago 1,067,000
Santiago Rodríguez 63,000
Santo Domingo 2,631,000
Valverde 181,000
Provinces:  32 10,524,000
UN Country Population 10,739,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 2,659.3 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 7,095.7 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 1,910.8 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 1,063.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
10,687,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dominican Sign Language doq 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 3 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Haitian Creole hat 1 0 Complete Bible
Jamaican Creole English jam 1 0 New Testament
Japanese jpn 1 1 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 4 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 10 15 1   8 8 8 9 7

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.1 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.8 %)
93.8 %
Ethnic Religions
3.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
0.0 %
Non-Religious
3.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
2.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
2.3 %
Protestant
9.2 %
Roman Catholic
84.7 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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Dominican Republic Statistics
People Groups 15
Unreached People Groups 1  (6.7%)
Population 10,687,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 1.1%
Population in Unreached 1,700  (0.0%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 93.8%
Percent Evangelical 10.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 2.8%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 1
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 81%
Continent North America
Region America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window No
Country Code DR
Official Language(s) Spanish
Literacy Rate 91%
Estimated Illiterate Population 962,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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